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Preview Tue Nov 05 2013
Dan Bejar is as eclectic as he is talented. Whether he's performing with one of the multiple bands he is a part of (indie super groups The New Pornographers, Swan Lake, or as the duo Hello, Blue Rose), Bejar has shown that there is no end to his unparalleled songwriting. His voice is strange, hypnotizing, and instantly recognizable; consistently bringing an exciting and eccentric energy wherever he plays. This Thursday he will be performing at Old Town School of Folk Music under his moniker Destroyer, which he has used to release ten albums and four EPs. Saying he is prolific would be a serious understatement. His latest EP, Five Spanish Songs, is comprised of songs written by Spanish musician Antonio Luque and will be out Nov. 25.
Opening for Destroyer will be Azita, a fantastic singer-songwriter with a similarly long résumé. She has played in experimental and theatrically inclined bands like The Scissor Girls and Bride of No-No. The last decade has seen Azita focusing more on her beautiful vocals, intricate lyrics, and stunning piano, making her current sound softer than the noise-rock/no wave of her past. She continues to maintain a unique and powerful tone, especially on her last album Year. She is currently a piano teacher at Old Town School of Folk Music, so she will be right at home during this performance.
Destroyer and Azita will be performing in the Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Nov. 7 at 8pm. Tickets are $22 for the general public, $20 for members.